Archive for February, 2014

The Festivals You Must Go To This Summer!


Events | February 27, 2014




Every year the summer is jam packed with music festivals, and when picking where to go there’s so much to consider.. “How much will i have to spend? How far will i have to travel? Do i have to put up a tent?” And of course “Who’s performing?!”
We’ve listed out the best looking festivals to hit this summer highlighting the pros and cons for you!


The Parklife Weekender

Parklife-Weekender-2014 When: 7th – 8th June 2014
 Where: Heaton Park, Manchester

 Pros: The line up is IMPRESSIVE. From Snoop Dogg to   Rudimental. You’ll definitely be  dancing all weekend!
 Cons: Local accommodation has gone pretty fast, so      expect to pay more than you  expected for a hotel.






Wireless Festival 


When: 4th, 5th & 6th
Where: Finsbury Park & Birmingham Perry Park

 Pros: Finsbury Park is a nice new location which is easy to get  to. Since the park is smaller then the  Olympic site that was    used last year – there won’t be any 10 minute walks to the next  stage!
 Cons: None so far!









Bestival Latest Banner 600 When: 4th – 7th September
 Where: Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

  Pros: OUTKAST! With it being their 20th anniversary  as duo, their performance is set to me     amazinggg!
 Cons: The location can be quite awkward  to get back from. Leave the festival as early as  possible to avoid being stuck on the Isle of Wight for 3 hours!




Glastonbury haven’t actually released a line up yet, but you can get an idea of what to expect from last years. The 2014 line up will be released closer to the festival date.


PosterPostFinal11-959 When: 25th – 29th June
 Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton
 Pros: It’s Glastonbury. Need we say more?

Fashion: 5 Must Have Purchases Of The Week!


Fashion | February 27, 2014

February is nearly over which means summer isn’t far behind, so here at BassBuds we’re keeping an eye out for the latest fashion to upgrade our wardrobes with!
So we thought we would share our favorite pieces with our fellow BassBuder’s to make you equally excited for the seasons to come!


1. Longline Coat from Asos – £75

One thing we love about the Spring season is the colors! Skirt, jeans, shorts – this coat is one of those items that you can wear with anything, a must have!












2. High-Waisted Bikini from Topshop –  £25

We LOVE this colour, it’s not too bright, not too dull, it’s just right! Especially with a tan, this bikini would look amazing!











image4xxl3. Sweat Pants from Hype – £32

We’re a fan of Hype Clothing at BassBuds so it’s only normal to include them in our must haves! These trousers are great  since you can dress them up with a pair of heels or go casual with a snazzy pair of trainers. Either way, they’ll look awesome.












4. Crop Cable Jumper from Warehouse – £45

Pink is in this season! And the brighter the better!











5. Colored Red Ankle Boots from Zara – £39.99

Chelsea boots never seem to get old, with pretty much every shop selling them, there’s loads to choose from. But these babies are just too lovely, the dash of red just makes them!

Milan Fashion Week – Top 10 Looks


Fashion | February 24, 2014

Once again, this wasn’t a easy task. Going through hundreds of pictures from Milan Fashion Week only to pick 10?! Fun? Of course! Easy? Definitely not, but no challenge is impossible for the BassBuds team so here we are… The Top 10 Looks from Milan Fashion Week:

1. Dolce & Gabbana AW Collection

Love love loveeeee this collection. If Disney collaborated with Game of Thrones for a clothing collection, this is what it would look like. LOVE!

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2. CO-TE AW Collection

Going strong on the primary colors this season, CO-TE have gone with plain but bold for their autumn winter collection. Plain shouldn’t be confused with boring as this is everything but!















3. Phillip Plein AW Collection

Notorious party girl Rita Ora made a second appearance on the catwalk last week, first with Moschino, now she struts her stuff but this time showing off her vocals. Undoubtedly though, the star of the show was Naomi Campbell who graced the catwalk once more looking like a chic cowboy!


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4. Sportmax AW Collection

Sportmax Autumn Winter collection is everything a woman loves, fur, leather and leopard prints!
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Musical Mondays – Top 5 Videos of the week!


Music | February 24, 2014

With 2014 set to be an exciting year for music, picking 5 amazing videos every week is set to be quite a challenge!
Fortunately, here at BassBuds we love a good challenge, especially if it involves listening to new sounds through a fashionable pair of BassBuds!

So here we have it, our Top 5 Videos of the week in no particular order (because it was just too hard!). Enjoy :)


1. Disclosure w/ Lorde & AlunaGeorge – Royals/White Noise

This performance at the Brits was amazing! It came shortly after 17 year old songstress Lorde won the award for ‘Best International Female‘. Much deserved to her, she’s definitely worked hard last year and is set to make 2014 hers for the taking.
We’re also a fan of the lovely AlunaGeorge and White Noise which took over the club scene last summer. Plus we’re loving her stage outfit!



2. Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You (Live from the kitchen)

Hackney’s Finest! Paloma and her band recorded this live from her very own kitchen! If this what goes on in Paloma’s house we would have no problem being her neighbor and believe it or not, there’s even a cameo from one of the band members (we kid you not…) playing on a saucepan with a wooden spoon!
Taken from her latest album, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ which will be released on March 10th. We’re loving this song though, and something that will make you love it even more, the original version is produced by the one and only Pharrell Williams! What’s not to love? We even love the tartan!



3. Jess Glynn – Home

After featuring on the smash hit ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandits which was the fastest selling single of 2014 so far, as well as being the fastest selling single in January since 1996, Jess Glynn is set to dance through 2014 with ease.
Home is produced by grime producer Bless Beats (we were surprised too) and directed by creative muse Jo’lene Henry. Definitely one to add to the summer playlist!


 4. Schoolboy Q – Break The Bank

We do love a bit of scruffy SchoolBoy, released from his new album which will be officially released tomorrow, February 25th, Oxymoron. Q has never been shy about showing his affection for his daughter who can be seen carrying a gold ‘Q’ ballon whilst twirling down the street – very cute. We’re looking forward to hearing the album!


5. Sam Smith – Not In That Way

Sam Smith delivers this pitch perfect live version of his ‘Not In That Way’ single at Abbey Road Studios. He’s got a lot to celebrate after just winning the Critics Choice Award 2014 at The Brits. Along with the 4 above, Sam is breeze through 2014 especially since he just landed his first solo Number 1 for his single ‘Money On My Mind’. Go Sam!


BassBuds VIP Lounge at The R&B Show Tour: Valentines Special!


Music | February 21, 2014

If you’re a lover of R&B and Slow Jams, the only place you would have been last weekend is Wembley Arena, for The R&B Show Tour’s 3rd Superstar night, with a Valentines Special! One word describes the energy, feeling and vibe that filled the packed out arena… SENSATIONAL.

The previous two events for The Show Tour have had legendary line ups – and this time was even bigger! The unbelievable talent that graced the stage were all connoisseurs of the music that tugs on our heart strings and lets you reminisce.

Blackstreet 2, En Vogue, Tony! Toni! Tone’!, Total, Mint Condition, Silk, Kut Klose and Changing Faces all brought mind blowing energy; with flawless performances, delivering endless hits and keeping us all out our seats!


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BassBuds were proud to be the official sponsors, and once again hosted the backstage VIP Lounge! We rolled out the red carpet for celebrities and VIP’s, who enjoyed the romantic themes of the room and even received some luxury pampering courtesy of award winning manicurist Roxanne Campbell.

Manicures For Celebrities by Roxanne

Wretch 32, Tinchy Stryder and Matt Henry were just some of the celebrities to join us in the BassBuds VIP Lounge…

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Lisa Maffia


Annaliese Dayes


Tinchy Stryder & Young Spray


Matt Henry

Alisha White



Eunice Olumide, Clint Ippoma, Young Spray, Lisa Maffia & Spencer Fearon


The Winner of our Clothes Show competition, Leah Brown, joined BassBuds in the VIP Lounge to collect her special prize…

Winner: Leah Brown


A pair of Limited Edition 24 carat Gold plated BassBuds – only 50 of these have ever been made, and Leah joins an elite group of celebrities who owns a pair.

BassBuds also got exclusive interviews in the VIP lounge with celebrities for BB Live; our new entertainment channel coming soon! Make sure you follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date @BassBudsLive.

The Show will be back again in March, bringing you the “Three Kings Tour” with R&B Sensations TGT, which comprise of legends Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank – hope to see you all there!


Event: Industry Takeover Seminar & Showcase


BassBuds | February 19, 2014


Industry Takeover is back for its second seminar and showcase!
After the success of their previous seminar back in November, Urban Development have come back with their “Social Media Matters” session.

The panel will be packed with industry professionals giving you insight and tips about how to become a social media pro!

Event: Industry Takeover – Social Media Matters

Panelists: Sade Salami (Google), Pierre Godson-Amamoo (CEO, GRM Daily), Andrew Davis (Director, The Worst Kept Secret), Franklin Boateng (Fabs Network) and Pilar Nalwimba (Online Brand Manager, My Social Media PA).

 Tuesday 25 February 2014

 Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4BX

 Doors at 7pm. Seminar begins at 7.30pm.

Get your FREE ticket here via eventbrite.

LFW – Topshop Unique Autumn/Winter ’14 Collection


Fashion | February 17, 2014



First things first, the front row. Kate Moss, Charlotte Moss, Kendall Jenner, Poppy Delevingne, Tallulah Harlech and the fantastic Maisie Williams were just a few names in attendance. And of course not to be missed, the man himself  Sir Philip Green.
The result was a tourist attraction like no other, equipped with booming electro-beats, Anna Wintour and supermodels galore

When it came to the clothes, Topshop kept the entertainment coming, the clothing was heavy on colour and high on energy.

Playing with texture, Topshop unveiled faux-fur tabard tops, delicate lace dresses and an oversized metallic puffa-coat which looks set to delight when it arrives in store next winter.




Event: Youth Media Agency Invites You To….. The Female Showreel


Music | February 17, 2014



Youth Media Agency is the National home for youth media in the UK. They support and connect over 100 youth radio, magazines and online broadcasters to each other, young creatives and the mainstream. On the 10th of March, YMA will be showcasing a panel with the best of the best female  industry professionals.

Where:  Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd , E1 6LA, London
When: Monday 10th March 2014
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Panel) 8.30pm – 11pm (Entertainment to follow)

For more information:
For tickets, click here.



Fashion | February 14, 2014

IMG_0573   LULU LUI was originally brought up in China before moving to Japan for 6 years. After realising her purpose, she transferred to the UK’s capital to study at The London College Of Fashion. While still completing her studies, LULU’s talent for designing was unquestionable and with that her work was exhibited at British Royal Ballet as well as the infamous V&A museum. This fashion creative has managed to grasp minimalism and combine it with an subtle youthful quality. Today on the day we celebrate Saint Valentine, the BassBuds team took a trip to The Freemasons Hall in London to watch this distinctive individual launch her 5th season at London Fashion Week.

LULU filled the catwalk with bold colours and patterns while still managing to keep a sense of subtly and tranquility.
She stuck to clean cutting methods, along with the use of superior fabrics such as pure wool and lambskin leather. Combining striking hues of metallic orange and yellows, vibrant reds and soft white which seemed have hit all the right chords with LULU LIU followers. Lulu Liu’s  exquisite hand-painted prints continue to play a strong part in her collections.   


The Show Tour Valentine’s Special


Music | February 13, 2014


We don’t know about you, but here at BussBuds we’re overly excited to be back again for The Show Tour! This Valentines weekend be prepared to get real mushy for the Valentine’s special, as The Show launch their 3rd R&B Superstars night.

With the smoothest sounds set to flow through the Wembley Arena, we know it’s going to be a great night with a great line up!


 Taking to the stage this Saturday to make you fall in love with R&B all over again, we have:

Blackstreet 2 – (BS2 Feat. Dave Hollister on lead vocals & Teddy Riley) are set to perform their CLASSIC hit “No Diggity”
En Vogue – From the iconic gangster girl movie, “Set It Off” these lovely ladies will perform their smash hit “Don’t Let Go”
Tony! Toni! Tone!  – This 90s boy band  smashed the charts in ’96 with ‘If I had No Loot’ and the US #1, ‘Feels Good
Total – This fearless foursome are responsible for the hit “What About Us” featuring the great Missy Elliot 
Mint Condition – These gentleman are celebrating their 20th anniversary! 8 studio albums and counting…
Silk – If you don’t remember their classic ‘Freak Me’ then you’re too young! This collective of gentleman from ATL are due to get the ladies all hot and bothered!
Kut Klose – Responsible for  the song ‘Get Up On It’ with Keith Sweat – never gets old!
Changing Faces – After a break for 9 years, this girl duo recently released their latest single ‘Hate Love’ and are ready to the stage to showcase their new sounds.

Plus Special Guests

Definitely not one to missed, and if for some crazy reason you decide to have a quiet one in with your significant other, be sure to check out our NEW entertainment channel to watch our latest episodes of BassBuds Live, where we’ll be hitting the red carpet and getting all the latest news from these soul stars! You may even feel like you were there… Who are we kidding, you would of DEFINITELY missed out! Tickets are still available here – but be quick, they’re going fast!

Be sure to catch ‘The Show Roadshow’ where R&B finesses TGT will be performing as a group for the first time in the UK on March 28th, with Rough Copy supporting.